Freeradius 3 status server

Tim Cheyne Tim.Cheyne at
Sun Dec 9 09:52:04 CET 2018

Thanks Adam.  I was blinded by all the wooden trees.  Understand it now.

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From: Freeradius-Users < at> On Behalf Of Adam Bishop
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Subject: Re: Freeradius 3 status server

On 8 Dec 2018, at 21:05, Tim Cheyne <Tim.Cheyne at> wrote:
> They come in on UDP port 1645.  Looking into status it would seem that you can't receive status requests from an upstream radius proxy on the same port (1645) that you process auth requests.  You would have to configure 18121 to be allowed thru the interconnecting firewalls etc and at both ends.

That's not correct. The status virtual server is used when you want a dedicated handler for status-server requests. Any virtual server can handle them on any port if you allow it.

The global setting is here:

> Dropping packet without response because of error: Received packet from with invalid Message-Authenticator!  (Shared secret is incorrect.)

Your shared secret isn't what you think it is.

> /etc/raddb/sites-available/status

Please don't send us default config files - we know what they contain.

If you think something is not working, please send a full debug to the list showing the failure.

Adam Bishop

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